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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Bumi » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:03 pm

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I have one of those things. That's definitely not a "long down coat" though (which like every girl I meet up here swears by). I guarantee that dude is colder than the girl I posted when it's sleeting sideways. Where's the furry hood?!

It's okay. I'll muddle through somehow. Sorry to distract the admits from how great NU is.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby UnamSanctam » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:19 pm

Amateurs. Check out this picture taken INSIDE the snow fort. The passage in the back is a chimney/escape hatch in case the room collapses.

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Welcome to the Midwest.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Xifeng » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:21 pm

I definitely built something very similar as a child XD

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Samara » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:40 pm

These pictures are making me feel like a pansy midwesterner. :oops:

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Postby Eichörnchen » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:46 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:Amateurs. Check out this picture taken INSIDE the snow fort. The passage in the back is a chimney/escape hatch in case the room collapses.

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Welcome to the Midwest.

Unless that was your home for two days, I win.

tmon wrote:I....don't even know if that's me or not. It's 50/50 because the third guy on the trip was like a foot taller than this. We fit five people in there and it was warmer than the cabin with a wood stove we slept in the night before. Way more fun than I imagined winter camping would be.


haha yea mine was a backpacking trip so it was a bit...uncomfortable at times. Girl+having to pee+ blizzard = frozen ass

Setting pack down for two seconds = frozen over. But overall it was a fun trip.
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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:14 pm

I'd like to begin by saying that you are all freaks of nature for camping out when it's snowing outside (not really...but kinda really. o_o)
UnamSanctam wrote:when the thermometer hits 50 degrees for the first time of the year

^This is our 'it is now bitterly cold and you can complain as much as you'd like and possibly skip class and curl up in your blankets and drink warm tea' weather temp.
Samara wrote:Men's clothing stuffs

I definitely thought you were a female till just now. XD oops, sorry.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:18 pm

Bumi wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Long down coats FTW.

Sure, if you're a woman. I have been searching the internet all morning and can't find men's down jackets that cover my, uh, more sensitive region by more than an inch. Meanwhile, women get this:

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I am super jealous that I am not pretty enough to pull that off.

(Thanks, airbending fans. I'm an old, but at least I know what the kids are into.)

Plenty of men's snowboarding jackets are long enough to cover your butt. I know I have two (I buy both men's and women's coats) and my dad has two. Snowboarding jackets are usually longer because we spend a lot of time tumbling ass-over-teakettle in powder and getting snow up the back of your shirt really blows.
http://www.burton.com/mens-snowboard-ja ... lt,sc.html

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Revolver066 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:19 pm

Quick question: So I know about NU WE requirements. I've been working for the past year, but only part-time (think 25-35 hours a week), along with volunteering. Do I basically have no shot?

(URM splitter FWIW)

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Samara » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:28 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Samara wrote:Men's clothing stuffs

I definitely thought you were a female till just now. XD oops, sorry.

Haha, s'all right. My username is an architectural reference. When I was first lurking here unregistered, I read a thread about adcomms lurking and recognizing applicants from their poasts, so I figured having a girl-sounding name with a secret reference would be an added layer of protection to skimming lurkers. Of course, if NU adcomms are lurking this thread, I've likely outed myself to them. :shock:

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby tmon » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:43 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:Setting pack down for two seconds = frozen over. But overall it was a fun trip.

Yeah, I basically just decided to go winter camping with some people a few years ago before really knowing what that would entail. When we ended up north of MI on the shore of Lake Superior on the coldest night of the year in 30mph wind it got kinda real. This sorta almost sounds like the start of a cheesy PS :roll: . But yeah, at one point I took ONE GLOVE off for like 30 seconds to take a little video of the setting and couldn't feel my fingers for like 10 minutes. Crazy stuff.

People not used to warm climates: be glad you're not applying somewhere in Canada. Holy wah.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Eichörnchen » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:51 pm

tmon wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Setting pack down for two seconds = frozen over. But overall it was a fun trip.

Yeah, I basically just decided to go winter camping with some people a few years ago before really knowing what that would entail. When we ended up north of MI on the shore of Lake Superior on the coldest night of the year in 30mph wind it got kinda real. This sorta almost sounds like the start of a cheesy PS :roll: . But yeah, at one point I took ONE GLOVE off for like 30 seconds to take a little video of the setting and couldn't feel my fingers for like 10 minutes. Crazy stuff.

People not used to warm climates: be glad you're not applying somewhere in Canada. Holy wah.

Yep. We were on the shore of MI which makes for some wicked winds. My tent was shivering and shaking as well. And I know what you mean about when it's so cold everything just goes numb. When I went to "the bathroom" (trees) I had the hardest time getting my base layers and shell pants all straightened back up properly cause I couldn't feel a thing. :lol: Luckily NU lets you sleep indoors, so to the other applicants - it'll be OK. ;)

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby UnamSanctam » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:10 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:
tmon wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Setting pack down for two seconds = frozen over. But overall it was a fun trip.

Yeah, I basically just decided to go winter camping with some people a few years ago before really knowing what that would entail. When we ended up north of MI on the shore of Lake Superior on the coldest night of the year in 30mph wind it got kinda real. This sorta almost sounds like the start of a cheesy PS :roll: . But yeah, at one point I took ONE GLOVE off for like 30 seconds to take a little video of the setting and couldn't feel my fingers for like 10 minutes. Crazy stuff.

People not used to warm climates: be glad you're not applying somewhere in Canada. Holy wah.

Yep. We were on the shore of MI which makes for some wicked winds. My tent was shivering and shaking as well. And I know what you mean about when it's so cold everything just goes numb. When I went to "the bathroom" (trees) I had the hardest time getting my base layers and shell pants all straightened back up properly cause I couldn't feel a thing. :lol: Luckily NU lets you sleep indoors, so to the other applicants - it'll be OK. ;)


Exposing your tender parts to the wind is a bad idea. Imagine how the homeless in Chicago feel during winter.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:22 pm

Revolver066 wrote:Quick question: So I know about NU WE requirements. I've been working for the past year, but only part-time (think 25-35 hours a week), along with volunteering. Do I basically have no shot?

(URM splitter FWIW)

Hm. I'm not sure to be honest. Are you thinking about EDing? What are your stats?
Samara wrote:Haha, s'all right. My username is an architectural reference. When I was first lurking here unregistered, I read a thread about adcomms lurking and recognizing applicants from their poasts, so I figured having a girl-sounding name with a secret reference would be an added layer of protection to skimming lurkers. Of course, if NU adcomms are lurking this thread, I've likely outed myself to them. :shock:

AND they know what one of your jackets kind of might look like now!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're fucked.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Eichörnchen » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:38 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Samara wrote:Haha, s'all right. My username is an architectural reference. When I was first lurking here unregistered, I read a thread about adcomms lurking and recognizing applicants from their poasts, so I figured having a girl-sounding name with a secret reference would be an added layer of protection to skimming lurkers. Of course, if NU adcomms are lurking this thread, I've likely outed myself to them. :shock:

AND they know what one of your jackets kind of might look like now!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're fucked.

:lol: Crumps you're the best <3 If I were a lurking adcomm, I'd auto-admit.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Samara » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:24 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Revolver066 wrote:Quick question: So I know about NU WE requirements. I've been working for the past year, but only part-time (think 25-35 hours a week), along with volunteering. Do I basically have no shot?

(URM splitter FWIW)

Hm. I'm not sure to be honest. Are you thinking about EDing? What are your stats?
Samara wrote:Haha, s'all right. My username is an architectural reference. When I was first lurking here unregistered, I read a thread about adcomms lurking and recognizing applicants from their poasts, so I figured having a girl-sounding name with a secret reference would be an added layer of protection to skimming lurkers. Of course, if NU adcomms are lurking this thread, I've likely outed myself to them. :shock:

AND they know what one of your jackets kind of might look like now!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're fucked.

Hahaha, good thing I'm interviewing next month before it gets cold, phew!!

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:04 pm

I'll miss you guys the most =(

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Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:06 pm

We're gonna miss you too Dorothy

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:07 pm

I've never experienced a Chicago winter before, and it's starting to make me a little nervous the way people talk about it. My hardy Colorado genes have me wearing shorts in below-freezing temperatures sometimes, but it's the wind that gets me.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:11 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:I've never experienced a Chicago winter before, and it's starting to make me a little nervous the way people talk about it. My hardy Colorado genes have me wearing shorts in below-freezing temperatures sometimes, but it's the wind that gets me.

I haven't experienced one yet either, but I'm confident I'll be fine, and I'm not even from Colorado (although I did live there for a year). The people who are going to suffer are the ones from places where "cold" is 60°, a "jacket" is a cotton windbreaker, and "layering" is wearing a tank top over a bikini top. They will quickly learn about polarfleece, wool and gore-tex.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:21 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:I've never experienced a Chicago winter before, and it's starting to make me a little nervous the way people talk about it. My hardy Colorado genes have me wearing shorts in below-freezing temperatures sometimes, but it's the wind that gets me.

We have a wet type of cold in the midwest that is very different than the Colorado type of cold. You should be OK since your not from SoCal, but it is a bit different nonetheless.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:23 pm

I can layer like a mofo. It's a skill I learned this past winter when my coat zipper broke and wouldn't zip up, and I was too lazy to replace it for the whole winter :oops:

But now I've got a legit coat.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:27 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:I'll miss you guys the most =(

Wait what? Where are you going? ):
Samara wrote:Hahaha, good thing I'm interviewing next month before it gets cold, phew!!

XD!!!

Wait, how cold is it in October? I'm guessing it's not in the 70s-80s like here...? Do I need to bring cold weather clothes when I do my interview?

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby freestallion » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:28 pm

Chicago winter IS pretty bad, but on the up side you get used to it after 2 years :D
And after that you can live anywhere.

But I remember looking at the temperature during the winter and EVERY time it was warmer in Alaska :shock:
The worst part is just that you end up having no social life when it's that cold out. But, on the plus side, you have nothing better to do than study => no distractions :P

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby freestallion » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:29 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:I'll miss you guys the most =(

Wait what? Where are you going? ):
Samara wrote:Hahaha, good thing I'm interviewing next month before it gets cold, phew!!

XD!!!

Wait, how cold is it in October? I'm guessing it's not in the 70s-80s like here...? Do I need to bring cold weather clothes when I do my interview?


October: Chicago average temps
High / Low
60°F / 44°F

-- So in the 50s probably :D

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:30 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:I'll miss you guys the most =(

Wait what? Where are you going? ):
Samara wrote:Hahaha, good thing I'm interviewing next month before it gets cold, phew!!

XD!!!

Wait, how cold is it in October? I'm guessing it's not in the 70s-80s like here...? Do I need to bring cold weather clothes when I do my interview?

Chicago Oct is 50s and windy




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